What to Do if Your Child May Have Been Exposed to COVID-19


With in-person school back in session in certain parts of America, parents are wondering what to do if their child may have been exposed to coronavirus. For starters, kids who are within six feet of someone positive for COVID-19 and have at least 15 minutes of exposure will need to stay home for two weeks, according to federal guidelines. But many symptoms for the coronavirus overlap with the flu and common cold, so parents should consult their pediatrician to assess whether to take their child to get tested. To that end,The Wall Street Journalnotes that it's best to have your child tested at least two days after exposure to the virus to avoid false negatives. If they do test positive, most children are healthy enough to come back to school 10 days after the onset of symptoms.Read more here